2020 Toyota Raize Is The RAV4’s Smaller Sibling, Debuts Next Week

Several pictures of the 2020 Toyota Raize have surfaced online ahead of its debut in Japan next month.

Posted on Twitter and Life30on, the images show a stylish crossover that will serve as a replacement for the Rush.

Following in the footsteps of the RAV4, the Raize has a trapezoidal grille which is flanked by sweptback headlights. Further below, we can see vertical intakes with circular fog lights and horizontal LED daytime running lights.

The crossover also has plastic body cladding, blacked out A-pillars and a ventilated rear fascia. An assortment of styling accessories will be available including kits from TRD and Modellista.

The model is based on the upcoming Daihatsu Rocky and will ride on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) which is essentially a budget version of Toyota’s TNGA platform. The crossover will slot beneath the C-HR and reportedly measure 157.3 inches (3995 mm) long, 63.8 inches (1620 mm) wide and 66.7 inches (1695 mm) tall with a wheelbase that spans 99.4 inches (2525 mm).

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The interior is a bit basic, but the model will has a three-spoke steering wheel, metallic accents and a large infotainment system. The luggage compartment is also slated to hold 13 cubic feet (369 liters) of cargo.

Despite its small size, the Raize will reportedly come equipped with an assortment of driver assistance systems including forward collision alert, lane departure warning, a blind spot monitor and traffic sign recognition technology. Those systems will be standard and options will reportedly include adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert and a surround view camera.

Power will reportedly be provided by a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that develops around 98 hp (73 kW / 99 PS) and 103 lb-ft (140 Nm) of torque. It will likely be paired to a six-speed manual and a continuously variable transmission. All-wheel drive is also expected to be available, but should learn more next week.

Thanks to Joe for the heads up!

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  • Zandit75

    Looks like the Hyundai Venue.



  • eb110americana
  • Arct1c

    Side profile looks so dated already. Thought it was an Suzuki SX4 at first. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4a1ec0292b133bc085208e3e4cf547c035ca1ce40589d42210bb70ef7f644ee8.png

  • I quite like it. The Raize only replaces the smaller 5-seat Rush. The current gen Rush is a lot bigger and accommodates up to 7 passengers. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/91026f6fbd6a549e80a3792976d25f8fb6e89162677aa44cff99d3f7655428f5.jpg

    • MarketAndChurch

      The Rush looks better than many Toyota’s in the US. The Raize could be really cool though because it would not only go up against Ford’s mini-Bronco and Puma, but it might force Ford to cut those two over-priced options.

      • Joe

        I think it’s a tad smaller than those, as the C-HR is closer to the size of the Puma. The Rocky/Raize is positioned below that to go head to head with the Suzuki Xbee, another JDM-only affair with a 1.0T engine designed to fit a specific size/engine/price class below 2 million yen (the C-HR starts well above that). Hopefully it does have a life elsewhere though, because I agree it has a lot of potential in markets that favour small cars and markets that favour crossovers/SUVs.

        • Yep, the Raize definitely has potential to be sold in India and other emerging car markets.


      current rush is basically a baby prev-gen RAV4

  • Joe
    • The Daihatsu model looks even better IMO

      • Enter Ranting

        They both look like disposable plastic appliances.

  • Bash

    Clearly there are many re-badging work every where that we don’t know about.

  • xrnzaaas

    Looks a lot like Suzuki Vitara.

  • That should compete with the Venue shouldn’t it?

  • Nowan

    what’s with this design trend ? How come it be so popular ? and who started first ? (e.g Hyundai Venue, Kia Stonic, SsangYong Korado and the other Chinese CUV. I never liked this design tho

    • RV9161

      Fuel economy and cargo space……lift a Honda Fit, add AWD and you’ll get the same reaction

      • europeon

        Almost nobody buys the AWD versions of those small SUVs.

        • RV9161

          well mr.euro that all depends on where you reside…in Canada its common. Rurthermore, the question is why are small SUVs/CUVs a design trend….not the type of drivetrain lol

          • europeon

            Are you sure? I live in a place with harsh four-months old winters and I almost never see an AWD small SUV.
            They are a design trend because people buy them. Why? That’s the question which I have no answer to. I witnessed some discussion about young women about their cars – the target demographic for this type of car – and they were all raving about how well they can see the road over the other *lesser* cars and how they can stop worrying about the kerbs. Joke’s on them when everyone will drive a tall SUV. Anyway, I think this is a concession the industry shouldn’t have made to consumers – yes they want small SUVs and CUVs, but for all the wrong reasons.

      • Marcus Meyn

        The new one that was seen in Tokyo last week does offer a raised FIT with additional cladding.
        Not sure if it will or will not have AWD.

  • Stefano

    I’d like ti see it in Europe with 4WD and the new 1.5 hybrid engine from the new Yaris!

  • illogicalPotato

    Looks like toyota is Raizing to the occasion… of another small SUV that no one asked for, yet will probably sell.

  • Marcus Meyn

    Is it coming Stateside?

  • Сафиуллинь-Мухамед Рамазанов

    Like it

  • Dennis James

    The Japanese marketing materials are hilarious, they look like the US ones from the 50’s and 60’s 🙂 Which is not really a bad thing, to be honest.

  • Avtomad

    Hopefully this will be offered in Europe, it looks good for a small SUV and a bit different from the others.

  • David De Fortier

    Replaces the rush? But the new gen rush only just came out like what?.. 2 years? Oh well it looks more like the old rush did, which was much better imo.

  • Paul

    I hope it comes to the US. I really like it

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